PHIL: Somebody asked me today: ‚Phil, if you could be anywhere in the world, where would you like to be?‘ And I said to him: ‚Probably right here. Elko, Nevada.‘ Our nation’s high at 79 today. Out in California, they’re gonna have some warm weather tomorrow, gang wars and some very overpriced real estate. Up in the Pacific Northwest, they’re gonna have some very, very tall trees. Clear across the Rockies and the Great Plains, mostly. But look out, here comes trouble. Oh, boy! Front coming our way. Look out. What’s that gonna mean to us in the Three Rivers area? One of these big blue things! This cold, frigid, Arctic air. This big mass out of the north. It’s gonna meet up with all this moisture coming up out of the Gulf. Gonna mix together at high altitudes and cause some snow. Not gonna hit us here in Pittsburgh. Gonna push off and hit Altoona. Phew, close call, folks. Let’s take a look at the five day. As you can see, nothing to be too scared about. Bundle up warm, of course, but I think you can leave your galoshes at home. I won’t be here for the 10 o’clock. Tomorrow is Groundhog Day, and I’m going out to Punxsutawney for our country’s oldest groundhog festival. As you know, according to the legend, tomorrow, February 2nd, if the groundhog wakes and sees his shadow, we’ve got six more weeks of winter to look forward to. So keep your fingers crossed.
NAN: Sounds like a lot of fun. You must really enjoy it. This is your third year in a row, isn’t it, Phil?
PHIL: Four, Nan, four.
— Groundhog Day (1993), written by Danny Rubin and Harold Ramis, story by Danny Rubin
The Daily Dialogue theme for the week: TV. Today’s recommendation by Gisela Wehrl.
Trivia: In the original version of the script by Danny Rubin, Phil Connors was already trapped inside Groundhog Day at the start of the story. We joined him on a typical day, with the audience wondering how he knew everything that was going to happen. Harold Ramis promised not to change this aspect of the script, but ultimately decided to do so.
Dialogue on Dialogue: It’s a weather forecast, which contains a lot of stuff Phil has to deal within the following days. The question where he wants to be. There is a lot to be scarred about. The explanation about the groundhog day. The problem to keep up with counting.